Episode 6: Nutrition for Optimal Athletic Performance: RD Secrets Revealed with Scott Sehnert, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD | The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast Sponsored by Orgain

The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast

Sponsored by Orgain
Oct 26, 2021

Episode 6: Nutrition for Optimal Athletic Performance: RD Secrets Revealed with Scott Sehnert, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD

How can we improve our athletic performance with food? In this episode of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, host Mary Purdy, MS, RDN is joined by Scott Sehnert, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics and Director of Sports Performance for the Dallas Cowboys, to discuss the importance of nutrition for athletes. Tune in to learn about the best foods to eat pre- and post-workout, why carbohydrates are crucial for training and performance and the science-backed benefits of collagen supplementation for athletes.

About The Guest

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Scott Sehnert, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD


Scott Sehnert, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD is a registered dietitian, board-certified specialist in sports dietetics and certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and founding member of Orgain’s Nutrition Advisory Board. He earned his B.S. in Dietetics from Ball State University, M.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Kentucky and an M.S. in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. Scott has served as a board member for the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association and was the sports dietitian at Auburn University. In 2016, Scott took on the role of Director of Sports Performance for the Dallas Cowboys and continues to lead this position.

About The Host

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Mary Purdy, MS, RDN


Mary Purdy, MS, RDN is an integrative eco-dietitian and nutrition educator with a Master's Degree from Bastyr University, where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. In addition to being the host of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, she had her own podcast, The Nutrition Show, with 100+ episodes, and has authored two books, Serving the Broccoli Gods and The Microbiome Diet Reset. Mary also teaches for other universities and educational platforms, is a nutrition and sustainability adviser for Big Bold Health, and is a sought-after speaker, consultant and community builder working with organizations to create a more sustainable, just and resilient food system. Learn more about Mary at www.marypurdy.co.

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